A mall in Sao Paulo is giving Brazilians a new meaning to window shopping.
Shoppers can now drive through the aisles of the Botucatu mall in Sao Paulo state for a spot of retail relief amid the pandemic.
Shop assistants then come out to the vehicle to hand over items that were pre-purchased online.
Managers at this mall hope the initiative will drive back customers to stores amid a crash in consumer spending.
Latin America’s largest economy is expected to shrink by 6.5% this year.
The sight of seeing a car roll out in the mall had Twitter amused.
A shopping mall in Brazil decided to let CARS in so people can buy what they want without leaving their vehicles. The images are unbelievable. When I say that you never get bored in Brazil…https://t.co/JIMsdGBTX9
— Caio Quero (@caioquero) July 2, 2020
This is capitalism: in Brazil, people are driving their cars inside a mall’s hallways in order to shop. https://t.co/JeVPBsb6Uf
— Ⓐ Cris – All my heroes have criminal records (@cris_aint_br) July 2, 2020
This is actually real. Capitalism is wild. A mall in Brazil is allowing cars INSIDE the building for pick-ups. Unreal. https://t.co/4PzdlnD9tu
— Tiago Barreiro (@tiago_augusto) July 2, 2020
Brazil, the country in the southern hemisphere, where capitalism really comes into its own:
Cars ️️ allowed inside a shopping mall. No, not in the underground parking, on the shopping floors: https://t.co/wDly9QDLZe
— Gringa Brazilien (@GringaBrazilien) July 2, 2020
As of Friday (July 3), Brazil has confirmed over 1.5 million coronavirus cases and more than 62,000 deaths.
(With Reuters inputs)